Erickson's Trifecta Leads Warriors To Second-Place Finish
WLC ties for best conference finish in school history
February 23, 2013
KENOSHA, Wis. – Wisconsin Lutheran College sophomore Mary Erickson (Greenfield, Wis./Whitnall) was named both the Athlete of the Meet and Track Athlete of the Meet as the Warriors women’s track & field team placed second out of nine teams at the Northern Athletics Conference Indoor Championships Saturday at the Frank J. Petretti Fieldhouse.
Erickson won three events en route to winning both awards. Her first victory was in the mile run, where she finished in 5:26.02. Erickson's second victory came in the 800-meter run where she broke a school record with a time of 2:24.34. Her third victory came in the 3000-meter run as she crossed the finish line in 10:43.45 to break a school record for the second time on the afternoon.
Sophomore Amanda Markham (Oostburg, Wis./Oostburg) broke the school record and won the 55-meter hurdles, finishing in 8.59 seconds for a new conference record time. Freshman Christa Winslow (Dousman, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) placed fifth in the event, crossing the finish line in 9.18 seconds.
In the 55-meter dash, junior Amberly Weiglein (Brownsville, Wis./Winnebago Lutheran) placed third with a time of 7.65 seconds. Weiglein narrowly edged out sophomore teammate Zakkiyya Jones (Milwaukee, Wis./Oak Creek), who placed fifth in 7.66 seconds. Jones' prelim time of 7.62 set the school record in the event.
In the 200-meter dash, Weiglein and Jones were close in finishing again. Weiglein finished in 27.58 seconds, earning sixth and breaking the school record. Jones was right behind in eighth with a time of 28.04 seconds.
The 400-meter dash saw another pair of Warriors finish closely. Sophomore Tori Remstad (South Lyon, Mich./South Lyon) placed sixth with a time of 1:04.44. Junior Ellen Schwartz (Janesville, Wis./Lakeside Lutheran) was one spot behind in seventh, finishing in 1:06.01.
Junior Alyssa Schumacher (Johnson Creek, Wis./Lakeside Lutheran) finished third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:27.96. Schumacher also placed fifth in the mile run with a time of 5:34.65.
In the 4x400-meter relay, the team of Markham, Schwartz, Schumacher, and Tori Remstad earned second after finishing in a school-record 4:17.04.
The distance medley relay team of Chris Sosinski (Antioch, Ill./Shoreland Lutheran), Taylor Remstad (South Lyon, Mich./South Lyon), Jenny Ebeling (Muskego, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran), and Alexis Plath (Eagan, Minn./St. Croix Lutheran) took fourth with a time of 14:21.49.
Sophomore Amanda Bregger (Waukesha, Wis./South) placed fifth in the long jump with a leap of 4.87 meters. Jones had a jump of 4.76 meters to place seventh. Bregger and freshman Kristi Grobe (Hudson, Wis./St. Croix Lutheran) finished first and second in the pole vault, respectively. Bregger had a vault of 3.15 meters, while Grobe had one of 2.70 meters.
The Warriors totaled 119 points for second place out of nine teams at the championships. The second-place finish ties the 2007 team for the highest conference finish in school history. The Aurora Spartans won the event with 226 points.
Wisconsin Lutheran will compete next at the Carthage Gill Athletics Final Qualifier Friday, March 1. Events from the Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center in Kenosha, Wis., are set to start at 3:30 p.m.